Main news

Sit-to-Stand BP Spike Tied to MACE in Younger Hypertensives
Sit-to-Stand BP Spike Tied to MACE in Younger Hypertensives A sudden drop in blood pressure when standing is a common and concerning problem in elderly hypertensive people. Now, research suggests a large BP swing in the opposite direction on standing may be equally concerning in younger hypertensive people.



When it comes to accurate blood pressure readings, cuff size matters People with obesity – who need large or extra-large blood pressure cuffs – were at particularly high risk for inaccurate readings if using the wrong cuff size. The findings, considered preliminary until the full study is published in a peer-reviewed journal, will be presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health conference that starts Tuesday in Chicago.



Eating too many sulfur amino acids may boost cardiovascular disease and death risk Eating too much food containing sulfur amino acids – primarily found in proteins such as beef, chicken and dairy – may increase a person's risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to new preliminary research.



CRAVE: No Spike in Atrial Arrhythmias Among Coffee Drinkers A novel trial using real-time monitoring found that drinking coffee did not increase atrial arrhythmias but was associated with more premature ventricular contractions. There was no increase in premature atrial contractions (PACs) or supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with coffee consumption, and, in fact, there was less SVT in per protocol analyses.



BP Track: Blood Pressure Control Rates Dropped During Pandemic The proportion of hypertensive patients with blood pressure control fell substantially in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, if the data from 24 health systems is representative of national trends.



Statins may reduce death from, severity of COVID-19 among those with heart disease or high blood pressure Research published today in The Public Library of Science ONE, PLOS ONE, examined the relationship between use of medications to control cholesterol or blood pressure levels, and the risk of death among people who were hospitalized due to COVID-19.



Death disruptor: how an Australian funnel-web spider may help human hearts A protein in the venom of a deadly Australian funnel-web spider may be able to reduce cardiac damage from heart attacks and extend the life of donor hearts used in transplants, according to new research.



Comorbidities and COVID: A much higher risk of death While some countries are vaccinating their way out of the COVID-19 pandemic and are starting to see an easing of restrictions, other countries in South Asia are experiencing a new wave of infections that are causing devastation to their populations and healthcare systems.



Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Mortality Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies of US Men and Women and a Meta-Analysis of 26 Cohort Studies



Heart patients three times more likely to have diabetes than general population Nearly 30% of patients with coronary artery disease have diabetes, according to a large study published on World Health Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 That compares to a diabetes prevalence of around 9% in the general population.2 There was wide geographical variation, with 60% of heart disease patients in Gulf countries having diabetes compared to 20% in Europe.


THE CONTRIBUTION OF SOVIET HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO THE VICTORY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
THE CONTRIBUTION OF SOVIET HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO THE VICTORY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR It is difficult to overestimate the contribution of healthcare workers to the Victory in the Second World War. The losses in the war could have been more devastating if not for the courage of people were fighting for the lives of the wounded and sick on the battlefields. Over 200,000 doctors and a half-million army of paramedics worked at the front and in the rear.


Lowering BP According to Newest Guidance Would Cut CV Events
Lowering BP According to Newest Guidance Would Cut CV Events Using the 2021 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guideline target of systolic blood pressure (BP) < 120 mm Hg, 66% of adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) would be eligible for BP lowering, according to a study from South Korea.


Editorial Activity

cardiology book

World Heart Day 2021
World Heart Day 2021 World Heart Day is a global health campaign. Its main task is to raise awareness about diseases of the cardiovascular system, the reasons for their occurrence and how to prevent them. For the first time, cardiologists at an international congress in 2012 announced the need to establish a holiday. Then, in the presence of world leaders, shocking numbers were announced. More than 18 million people die from cardiovascular diseases worldwide every year.


What's New in the AHA/ASA Secondary Stroke Prevention Guidelines?
What's New in the AHA/ASA Secondary Stroke Prevention Guidelines? Clinical Context Risk for recurrent stroke or TIA is high but can be lowered by appropriate secondary stroke prevention. As secondary stroke prevention strategies have improved in recent years, cohort studies have shown decreased rates of recurrent stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA).


ESC Congress 2021
ESC Congress 2021 ESC Congress is first and foremost a celebration of science. It's all about challenging and inspiring cardiovascular professionals to discover and deliver the best care possible to their patients. It’s widely regarded as THE annual cardiology event in the calendar.


Peripheral arterial disease - indications for intervention: from open surgery to endovascular and hybrid repair
Peripheral arterial disease - indications for intervention: from open surgery to endovascular and hybrid repair Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a marker of increased risk of СV mortality and limb loss. Staging of limb ischaemia severity, assessment of patient risk and knowledge of PAD anatomy are essential requirements to improve survival, reduce major cardiovascular events and to treat the ischaemic syndrome.


New Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Adult Overweight and Obesity
New Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Adult Overweight and Obesity Synopsis summarizes the key recommendations of the guideline regarding management of overweight and obesity, including referral to comprehensive lifestyle interventions that combine behavioral, dietary, and physical activity change, and additional tools of pharmacologic and procedural interventions.


HFA CONFERENCE NEWS June 29 - July 01, 2021, Virtual
HFA CONFERENCE NEWS June 29 - July 01, 2021, Virtual IV Iron Can Save Costs in HF With Iron Deficiency in Analysis; HF Med Undertreatment Due to Older Age Common, Flouts Evidence; Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure; Assays May Guide SGLT2 Inhibitor Use in High CV-Risk Diabetes



"COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases: main aspects" The report of Igor S. Yavelov MD, PhD, Professor of cardiology CV risk factors and CVD are present in many patients with COVID-19 and their presence is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular complications with new coronavirus infection.


Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke
Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke A long-term analysis of young adults in Korea found that those with poor heart health had higher rates of cardiovascular disease at a younger age.